Pacquiao could ill afford another loss. This time he overcame a bad start and rolled to a victory over Palm Spring's Tim Bradley in a fight that featured speed and more speed. There were no knockdowns in this fight much like their first encounter.
Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 Kos) found a more aggressive Bradley (31-1, 12 Kos) this time but used that aggression to out-point the Southern California fighter in the second half of the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Check out the photos of that fight and the battles between Bryan Vasquez, Jose Felix Jr., Jessie Vargas and Khabib Allakhverdiev.
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The ageless Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 Kos) faces Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 Kos) in a battle of light heavyweight champions on Saturday April 19, in Washington D.C. Hopkins, 49, is the oldest world champion at any weight. Also, Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14 Kos) defends the IBF welterweight title against former titleholder Paul Malignaggi (33-5, 7 Kos). Plus, Pete Quillen (30-0, 22 Kos) defends the WBO middleweight title against Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 Kos).
Like a cat with many lives Arreola gets another chance at a WBC crown recently vacated by Klitschko. He is going to face a man who has already beaten him once last year, Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 Kos). Their rematch scheduled for May 10, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles will be televised live on ESPN.
Mayweather walked through Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to maintain his place at the top of the list. Several others had great years including Tim "Desert Storm" Bradley and Danny "Swift" Garcia. A few others dropped out of the list and a few cracked into the top dozen.(see the full story)